CBD and Insomnia – Help us investigate
We would like to hear from individuals based in the UK or Ireland who are already taking CBD (usually in the form of oil or spray), what dose they are taking and what results they are finding (benefits, improvements or other effects).
We would also like to offer a 50% discount to interested individuals who would like to try our advanced Satipharm CBD capsules who are willing to share their experiences with us.
Once we get this first set of feedback, we can build an understanding of the impact CBD is having on either the difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep through the night and design an appropriate Phase 2 clinical trial.
To express your interest in trying Satipharm CBD and sharing your experiences and symptom relief or participating in the phase 2 trial when this commences, please click on the link below and complete the questionnaire. We will then be in touch via email.
What is insomnia?
Insomnia is diagnosed when you regularly find it hard to fall asleep or stay asleep.
The 3 types of insomnia: Transient, Acute and Chronic Insomnia. The 3 categories are distinguished by the length of time you have insomnia.
What are the symptoms of insomnia?
Symptoms may include difficulty falling or staying asleep and not feeling well-rested.
Insomnia has several patterns. You may have trouble getting to sleep initially. Or even if you can fall asleep, you might not be able to stay asleep for as long as you would like. Or you may wake up during the night and not be able to go back to sleep for a long time. Many people have two of the above problems, or even all three.
Without adequate rest, you might feel:
- tired during the day,
- that it's harder to focus and remember things,
- that it's harder to concentrate,
- more emotional than usual,
- and a lack of sleep can contribute to symptoms of anxiety and depressed mood.
Your risk of a traffic accident or other injury may be higher (this can be called Drowsy Driving) and you may feel the need to consume more calories to “get through the day”.
What is CBD?CBD, which is short for cannabidiol, is a cannabinoid - a chemical found naturally in the cannabis and hemp plants. CBD differs from another commonly-known cannabinoid THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) in that it is non-intoxicating and does not induce the “high” typically associated with cannabis use.
The CBD in Satipharm capsules is a natural chemical compound harvested from hemp plants.
The World Health Organisation has declared CBD to have ‘a good safety profile…and there is no evidence of any public health related problems associated with the use of CBD’.
How could CBD help with insomnia?
There has been increasing feedback on CBD in helping individuals with difficulty sleeping via its interaction with the body’s endocannabinoid system (ECS).
The endocannabinoid system refers to a collection of cell receptors, called cannabinoid receptors, which are present in the brain, organs, and other tissues throughout the body. The endocannabinoid system works by interacting with chemical messengers, including CBD.
Researchers believe the endocannabinoid system helps maintain internal homeostasis and balance in the human body, affecting some of the body's most important functions, from sleep to pain to the immune system.
Due to the growing understanding of our body's endocannabinoid system (ECS), it comes as no surprise that CBD usage has since surged in popularity.
CBD has already been widely reported in the media to improve sleep, anxiety, reduce inflammation and provide benefits for numerous other symptoms. The volume of anecdotal evidence is now building because many patients receiving CBD treatment – for a variety of conditions – report improvements in sleep.
What about sleeping tablets?
If you only take them occasionally, sleeping pills can be an effective treatment. However, if you take them often, you will get used to them and they can stop working as effectively. Also they can be habit-forming and it can then become difficult to stop taking them.
While research has concluded that long-term use of cannabis containing tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) results in a situation where a person needs more of a substance to feel its effects the more they are exposed to it. Some research suggests cannabidiol (CBD) appears to work in the opposite direction, where a person may need less CBD over time for the same effect.
More research is needed.
Help us with our Clinical Trial
The team here at Satipharm have already conducted phase 1 clinical trials to prove that our Advanced Gelpell® formulation is much more effective* at reaching the body than either CBD oil or sprays.
We have also shown in a phase 2 clinical trial that our CBD Gelpell® significantly reduce seizures in children with refractory epilepsy by an average of 73%.
We are now turning our sights on perimenopause and menopause, with the aim that our advanced CBD formulation will provide significant benefits for some of these symptoms.
If you are already taking CBD and are willing to share your story to help us progress our research, then please click the link below. As a thank you, we are offering a significant discount to perimenopausal or menopausal women who would like to try our advanced Satipharm CBD capsules and share their experience.
Once we analyse this feedback, we can build a better understanding of the impact CBD is having on the symptoms and design the appropriate Phase 2 clinical trial to support these initial reports.
This is a research study only and is not intended to promote the use of Satipharm CBD Gelpell® capsules for any medical condition.